Enter to win every day in CTNOW's 21 Days of Summer Giveaways. Click here to see today's prize.
Topics

Mark Rothko

Picasso painting, Giacometti sculpture set auction records

Picasso painting, Giacometti sculpture set auction records

A vibrant, multi-hued painting from Pablo Picasso set a world record for artwork at auction, selling for $179.4 million on Monday night, and a sculpture by Alberto Giacometti set a record for most expensive sculpture, at $141.3 million. Picasso's "Women of Algiers (Version O)" and Giacometti's life-size "Pointing Man" were among dozens of masterpieces from the 20th century Christie's offered in a curated sale titled "Looking Forward to the Past." The Picasso price, $179,365,000, and the Giacometti price, $141,285,000, included the auction house's premium. The buyers elected to remain anonymous. Overall, 34 of 35 lots sold at...

Loading
85°